Half of Fortune 500 firms infected with DNS Changer

Machines will be cut off from the Web next month, say experts

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld February 02, 2012 04:50 PM ET

Half of all Fortune 500 companies and major U.S. government agencies own computers infected with the “DNS Changer” malware that redirects users to fake websites and puts organizations at risk of information theft, a security company said today.

DNS Changer, which at its peak was installed on more than four million Windows PCs and Macs worldwide — a quarter of them in the U.S. alone — was the target of a major takedown organized by the U.S. Department of Justice last November. (more)

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